Thitikul, 14, is youngest golf champion


Atthaya Thitikul

Thitikul becomes a youngest ever leader on a Ladies European Tour aged 14 years, 4 months and 19 days

Fourteen-year-old pledge Atthaya Thitikul has turn a youngest famous leader of a veteran golf debate eventuality with feat during a Ladies European Thailand Championship.

The Thai actor finished 5 underneath after a level-par 72, dual shots transparent of Ana Menendez who carded a 75.

Due to her pledge status, Thitikul is not authorised for a 45,000 euros esteem income (£40,000) – Mexican Menendez will accept a tip prize.

Thitikul incited 14 on 20 February.

She said: “It creates me feel really happy and so unapproachable of myself. This trophy, we give to Thailand and a Thai people.

Thitikul had formerly won a Taiwan Amateur Open<!–

Thitikul won a Taiwan Amateur Open in Jun and will subsequent contest in a South East Asian Games in Malaysia

“My family do not play golf. When we was younger, aged six, my father told me to play competition and he offering tennis or golf and we watched golf on TV and we favourite it.”

Canada’s Brooke Henderson had hold a prior record, winning an eventuality on a Canadian Women’s Tour in Jun 2012 aged 14 years, 9 months and 3 days.

Henderson’s record for a masculine or womanlike actor came in a 36-hole event, bettering a symbol by dual days set by New Zealand’s Lydia Ko in Jan 2012 during a New South Wales Women’s Open.

Ko hold a record on a Ladies European Tour, carrying won a 2013 New Zealand Open aged 15 years, 9 months and 17 days.

Menendez had started a final turn during Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club in Pattaya with a one-shot lead over Thitikul.

The 14-year-old non-stop with a two-under turn of 70, sharpened 71 in turn dual and a 70 in turn 3 on Saturday.

Wales’ Amy Boulden, 23, finished tied for fourth after a 73.

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